Diamonds Aren’t Forever? Coloured Stones Come Into Favourby Opinion Express October 1, 2018 0 comments
While diamonds are timeless, there is a rising trend for colourful alternatives – and rarity is increasing the price tag. Coloured stones such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds and amethysts are becoming increasingly popular in demand.
Every season brings forth new trends. While diamonds, coloured stones and pearls, have been around, the way that they are used is what finds favour with the new-age bride. New colours and designs, inspired from the present time highlights the fusion of modernity and tradition that every Indian lives through.
Diamonds are forever
Trend changes but diamond jewellery never fails to catch the attention of people of all age groups. Since time immemorial, these carbon formations have been considered a girl’s best friend and who are we to dispute? The best way to wear diamonds is in the form of a necklace as these can be teamed with whatever you wear, whether it’s low-cut blouses or more formal dresses. Detachable sets are gaining in popularity because of their utility as one can simply detach each piece and wear it as minimal everyday jewellery or occasional wear, says Chitwn D Malhotra, lead designer and founder, Dillano Luxurious Jewels Pvt Ltd.
Layering with simple thin diamond chokers is a great way to elevate any outfit. A glitzy choker necklace drenched in diamond is an elegant way to play with this trend. They always highlight everything woman charm with simplicity. For daily wear, lightweight studded diamonds in rose gold are popular among young, urban and working women, says Prakshi Sharma, creative head and designer of Prakshi Fine Jewellery.
These are timeless and never go out of style. Currently, pearl chokers are in trend, in which multiple long strands are used. Not just the white, it is the colorful ones that are in vogue.
Whether in diamonds or pearls, chokers have made a comeback. Studded with ethereal south sea pearls, rubies or emeralds, these are a great choice to complement any ensemble — be it contemporary, modern or traditional wedding wear. Multi-layered necklaces, long chandelier jhumkas, nathanis and matha pattis are also the hot trends.
Both modern as well as traditional designs work in the market. The amalgamation of the two results in the the creation of some truly exquisite jewels, according to Rohan Sharma, director of RK Jewellers.
Quirky ear cuffs, that were a rage last year has carried over to this season as well. Nature inspired quirky jewelry will rule the market this year, says Malhotra.
While the bride might go the whole hog, the guests prefer to keep it minimal. So big chandelier earrings are not worn with heavy neck jewellery and vice versa. Small ear studs infused with coloured stones can up the style quotient of any outfit.
Rose gold has made fashionable comeback in a big way and can be seen in rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
Gemstones like rubies, emeralds and blue sapphires along with topaz are ruling the fashion runways as they have a classic, elegant and luxurious look while working well with every outfit.
Designs that are a work of art are something that most of the customers go in for.
Sterling silver embedded with Swarovski Zirconia in cuts of pear, marquise, oval, radiant, cushion and princess are a popular choice with the new age brides as is fusing tradition with modernity in jewellery design, says Darshan Dave, founder of Diosa Jewels.
Writer: Team Viva
Courtesy: The Pioneer